Renegade, 'Araceli' Pinot Grigio 2021
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Pinot Grigio, but not as you know it. The Grapes are grown in Pfalz, Germany, hand-harvested then shipped by Renegade in refrigerated trucks at 2˚C direct to their London winery where they spend two weeks on skins, a little time in new French oak, and then ferments in stainless steel. So what's it like, we hear you ask. Well, it's an Orange Wine with the structure and style of a Red, It is a really complex, unusual wine that has notes of white pepper, cherry, vanilla, cloves, and a real wild strawberry-ness when it starts to open up. She's got a lightly tannic yet soft structure but is really well-rounded and changes constantly as you drink her.
Renegade isn't a traditional producer as they don't have a vineyard and instead buy their grapes depending on quality from growers in the UK and as far and wide as Albania. This may seem mad to a lot of traditionalists however a great line/description on their about us page is "Just like a chef who can select in-season vegetables from the best growers, we can change suppliers and pick the best grapes depending on the weather, regional variances and other external factors" which when you think about it seems obvious right? Why have the restraints of having to use the same grapes year in year out even if you know the previous vintage was better? Anyway, we have long been fans of these guys not because of their ethos and culture or their incredibly original labeling but because their wines absolutely BANG!
Region: Pflaz, Germany/Bethnal Green, London
Grapes: Pinot Grigio